Happy Anniversary!

December 12, 2012

Hello, friends!  Yesterday Derek and I celebrated our anniversary – we have been together for eight years!!  Time has just flown by and I can’t believe that we have been together for so long, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!  We decided to keep things simple and go out to a nice dinner together so Derek took me to a local steakhouse for a delicious dinner.  I am a big fan of meat, so steak, salad and a big ‘ole baked potato was just what I wanted; of course, the flowers he brought were a welcome gift, too!

carnations for our anniversary

The flowers are actually a beautiful bright red, but they came out a really pretty pink shade when I did this Instagram effect.

Because it’s getting quite chilly in the evenings now and we just wanted to go to a simple dinner, I kept my outfit simple last night as well.

ootd - burgundy sweater, skinny jeans, black flats

I am wearing my new burgundy sweater (American Eagle) with my super skinny jeans (Old Navy) and basic black flats.  I accessorized with a special blown-glass heart pendant necklace that Derek brought back for me from a trip to Croatia.

Derek and I tried to get a cute picture inside the restaurant – which was all decorated for Christmas including a big, pretty tree and even a stuffed moose head with Christmas lights and a Santa hat – but our picture came out blurry and the waiter who took it walked away.  But I did snap a quick picture of the two of us outside the restaurant.

Happy Anniversary!

I am so lucky and so grateful to have this amazing man in my life and to have been able to spend the past eight years with him.  He is passionate, considerate and has so much integrity and compassion – he truly is a good man and I am so blessed!  Happy Anniversary, Derek, I love you!

Thanks for reading :)


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  • Lady Kate

    Awwww that is wonderful, Happy Anniversary to you both :)
    PS. Those flowers are beautiful!

    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! Isn’t it just the best to get flowers?! :)

      December 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply
      • Lady Kate

        It certainly is, flowers always make me smile :)

        December 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm Reply
  • aimee lynn

    congratulations! it’s so awesome that you have such a strong connection. also you look so damn cute!
    happy anniversary!

    December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you, thank you! I cannot deny that I am in love with this guy! Did I mention that he cooks, too?! ;)

      December 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • WhenJmetK

    Congratulations and we wish you all the best in the years to come :)

    J&K of whenjmetk.com

    December 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • ourdailydress

    Congratulations! Eights years is a massively long time. And good choice on the steak too, that sounds like my dream meal.

    December 14, 2012 at 4:29 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks! Trust me, it seems like a ridiculously long time to us, too! ;)

      December 14, 2012 at 10:40 am Reply

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